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  1. Jayleen
    February 9, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

    I love these ideas! Specifically, reading magazines and brain dumps!

    At one point I was incredibly overwhelmed about what to write and the right way to write. I didn’t blog for weeks at a time. Then it dawned on me, this is my blog and I can write about anything I want to write about!

    I found freedom and began writing about what was happening in our lives!

    Sometimes you just have to break the chains and all the rules and be who you are!

  2. Hena
    February 9, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Just starting off with my blogging journey has be gripped with a lot of other challenges too. So I combine the 1st, 5th and 6th points: I get what’s inside my head, out + it has to be some current event/issue particularly that I’M facing + try taking care of myself by writing the best guide/how to/etc to address my problem= I have a topic to write which I’m deeply connected to + I’m helping myself resolve it by digging into the possible solutions + I’ve written it and now people will judge me against that so I’ll have to implement it really. A triple win!

  3. Melissa
    February 9, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

    I loved your article. The ideas are truly helpful.

    My favorite go-to is brain dumping. As a writer and now a blogger, this has he’ll poured me the most by far. It allows me to get all my thoughts and ideas out, organize them accordingly, and work them out as needed whether it’s a story idea, a new blog post,, or another to-do on my ever-growing list.

    Thank you for presenting others helpful ideas. I’m definitely going to try some of the others as well to help with my productivity and pistol Lee blog ideas for later.

  4. Claire deLune
    February 9, 2017 @ 7:42 pm

    I ave found that when I am stuck I start writing by writing that I am stuck that then turns into a post.

  5. Alison Lemon
    February 9, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    I do some of my best thinking while I’m in the most random of places…the shower, the long line at the grocery store, in the middle of a conversation with a friend on the phone. And since my phone is always within arm’s reach, I have a list in my reminders called “Blog Ideas.” Whenever I think of something that I might write about, I jot it down on the list so that when I’m stumped, I already have a bunch of topics that have popped in my head and I can just pick one and start!

  6. Leah Hill
    February 10, 2017 @ 7:44 am

    Ruth,

    Thank you for this article. As someone who is in the planning stages of a book and considering starting a blog, these tips are so helpful. I loved what you said about getting it all out and taking care of yourself. To tie those ideas together, a counselor once told me that “getting it all out” is also one of the best ways to cure insomnia.

  7. Kate
    February 16, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    These are useful and I particularly like to use current events as inspiration. They still can tie into my usual blog focus, and make posts feel more authentic by being in the moment.

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  9. Natalie
    March 11, 2017 @ 2:22 am

    Thankyou Ruth for your creative ideas to help cure writer’s block which we all experience at times. 🙂
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